In my last post I shared the Pinterest mood board for my guest bedroom. Now I’ve started work on the room there are a few key decorating decisions to make. Mainly about fitted furniture, feature walls, and lighting. I’m hoping for some help here – read on and let me know what you think!
Tackling the Guest Bedroom
The guest bedroom is the room I struggled with most when I moved in. It was incredibly cold, with just one small radiator hiding behind the door. It was challenged for lighting and electric sockets. And there was a LOT of fitted furniture. Which I had mixed feelings on; a fabulous amount of storage, but over-whelming for the room. In particular the over-bed storage unit didn’t particularly impress the guests sleeping under it! So, it went on the list for decoration sooner rather than later.
So, it’s been a whole 3 months since my last post, to blog or not to blog? Whilst I’ve quite enjoyed not worrying about the blog or what anyone might think of my house renovation efforts for the summer, I have missed it as well. So I’m going to have another shot at it! This post is really just covering what’s been going on over the last 3 months, and addressing the feedback I’ve received from friends and readers.
How hard can it be to find a statement light???
Any blog followers will know that I recently committed to a house rewire. As part of the rewire, I opted to buy the new lights for the entire house and get them fitted straightaway. However, one particular light set me off on something of a quest. Who knew it would be so hard to find a statement light for the hallway?
Planning a Scheme for the Home Office
Back in May, I showed you the pictures of the room which is intended to become the home office. I then called in electricians to ask about moving the overhead light and adding a few more power sockets.
One thing led to another and here we are, 2 months on and a full house re-wire later! The office got temporarily delayed whilst planning the lights for the entire house in a hurry (see my post on lighting deliberations here and my post on whether to go for a rewire here) and packing up as much as possible to make way for the electricians. The upshot is, I have nice new power points everywhere, but a lot of holes to patch as well.
To Re-wire or not to Re-wire?
When I posted about my research into light, I was researching in the expectation that lights would get installed as and when I re-decorated the rooms. At the same time I started consulting electricians with my list of requirements, which was quite extensive…. I was initially just wanting to move the overhead light and add some more sockets into the home office so I could progress from planning the home office to actually doing something in the room! But the job has grown and I have opted for the full re-wire! Read on for things to consider when planning electrical work in your home.